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Standardized Testing

5 Apr, 2024

What You Need to Know About STAAR Testing in 2024

2024-04-05T09:57:14-05:00Friday, April 5, 2024|Customized Curriculum, Education Info, Learning Environment, Parents|

STAAR testing season is upon us here in Texas and we've got all the information to make sure you're prepared for the upcoming season of STAAR! What is STAAR Testing? The State of Texas Assessment of Academic readiness or known as STAAR is a form of standardized testing that the state of Texas has [...]

27 Dec, 2022

Choosing Between the SAT and ACT

2023-01-03T12:50:12-06:00Tuesday, December 27, 2022|Education Info, Testing Strategies|

Applying to college is an exciting time, but it can come with an overwhelming number of questions. How many applications should you submit? Which schools should you consider? What field of study should you choose? For most students, the first question they encounter is which entrance exam they should take: the ACT or the [...]

9 Jul, 2021

Why Are There Suddenly No More “Pre-AP” Courses?

2021-07-09T07:57:58-05:00Friday, July 9, 2021|Education Info, Testing Strategies|

The College Board controls the AP system, SAT, PSAT, and other programs offered for a fee to schools. However, the pandemic restrictions produced changes in the Advanced Placement (AP) course and exam system. These changes, as well as changing attitudes about the benefits and fairness of AP, are affecting how many schools make use of [...]

16 Dec, 2020

The Sad News About STAAR Testing in 2021

2020-12-16T15:38:48-06:00Wednesday, December 16, 2020|Customized Curriculum, Education Info, News, Testing Strategies, Uncategorized|

The Texas Education Association has decided to administer the STAAR this year.  That saddens me not just for the students who will spend the spring semester preparing for it but also for the over-stressed teachers who have worked tirelessly to get students where they need to be this year after losing so much of spring [...]

26 Feb, 2019

Does Standardized Testing (STAAR) Help or Hurt Your Child?

2019-02-26T12:54:00-06:00Tuesday, February 26, 2019|Parents, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers, Testing Strategies|

Let's talk about standardized testing. This has been a hot topic in American education for years. Why the controversy? Standardized testing takes a good idea to an extreme that doesn't always result in good education. When the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) mandated standardized testing for all public school students, public educators were forced [...]

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